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The shifting paradigm: Who is the intellectual of the 21st century?


Alireza Jalali Farahani 
Payame Noor University, Iran
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Abstract

The world is in a constant state of flux and as a consequence, definitions and perceptions of the word intellectual are subject to change. This paper undertakes a succinct historical review regarding this notion by considering two paradigms, which are called here the ‘Lake Paradigm’ and the ‘Well Paradigm’. It is argued that these two paradigms fail to educate the intellectual of 21st century. Then a new paradigm, the ‘Valley Paradigm,’ is put forward, which is thought to be capable of educating a new generation of intellectuals.

Intellectual, learning, education, interdisciplinary, knowledge

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Farahani, A.J. (2005) The shifting paradigm: Who is the intellectual of the 21st century? International Education Journal, 6 (4), 512-515.
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